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    Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved
    Jul22

    Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine. The White House has opposed part of the legislation mandating a congressional review if President Donald Trump seeks to ease the...

    Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved
    Jul22

    Rep. Hoyer says impasse over Russia sanctions bill resolved

    A senior House Democrat says congressional negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package, to punish Moscow for meddling in U.S. elections and belligerence toward Ukraine. In … Click to Continue » …read more Source: The News...

    Former Top US Intel Officials Criticize Trump’s Stance on Russia
    Jul22

    Former Top US Intel Officials Criticize Trump’s Stance on Russia

    Two former top U.S. intelligence officials harshly criticized President Donald Trump on Friday for not standing up to Russia for meddling in the presidential election, one of them wondering aloud whether the president’s real aim is to make “Russia great again.” Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper and former CIA Director John...

    Neck-deep in Russkies
    Jul22

    Neck-deep in Russkies

    Donald Trump Jr.; Jared Kushner; Paul Manafort (Credit: AP/Darron Cummings/Susan Walsh/Matt Rourke) Something tells me there are a lot of Salon readers out there who have worked on political campaigns at the national, state, or local level — people who have done everything from calling voters on election day to strategizing with the candidate....

    Renowned Russian Rights Activist: Putin Treats Me With Dignity, Respect
    Jul22

    Renowned Russian Rights Activist: Putin Treats Me With Dignity, Respect

    Lyudmila Alekeyeva, a renowned human rights activist who has challenged the Soviet regime and Russian authorities since the 1950s, tells VOA that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s recent surprise visit to her flat left her with an improved perception of the man. Putin visited Alekeyeva on Thursday, her 90th birthday, reaching out to the...

    Ex-Obama spy chiefs upbraid Trump over remarks about intelligence community
    Jul22

    Ex-Obama spy chiefs upbraid Trump over remarks about intelligence community

    Ellen Nakashima | Washington Post ASPEN, Colo. – Two former senior Obama administration intelligence officials on Friday expressed anger at President Donald Trump’s statements disparaging the intelligence community and disbelief at his embrace of Russia. File photo: Former CIA director John Brennan said he was dismayed by the “photo op” of...

    Officials: Sessions, Kislyak spoke about Trump campaign
    Jul22

    Officials: Sessions, Kislyak spoke about Trump campaign

    By Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miler | Washington Post WASHINGTON — Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney...

    Trump surrogates channel Clinton administration in denouncing special investigation into Russian meddling
    Jul22

    Trump surrogates channel Clinton administration in denouncing special investigation into Russian meddling

    Newt Gingrich during a July 20, 2017 interview on the Fox News Channel program “Hannity.” (Credit: Photo via screenshot) In an effort to push back against the special investigation into Russia’s attempts to interfere in the 2016 election, President Donald Trump’s top surrogates appear to be reaching back to the 1990s for...

    Listening Closely to the Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief
    Jul22

    Listening Closely to the Conspiracy-Theorist-in-Chief

    The big hard-news takeaways of President Trump’s interview with The New York Times this week were his trashing of his attorney general for being insufficiently corrupt, and the threats he made in the direction of the special counsel investigating him and his circle.But I’m more interested in examining his mental tics, parsing how he...

    Trump’s Chat With Japan’s First Lady: Lost In Translation Or A Snub?
    Jul22

    Trump’s Chat With Japan’s First Lady: Lost In Translation Or A Snub?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In the world of diplomacy, some things are bound to get lost in translation. President Donald Trump, who sat next to Japan’s first lady during a dinner at a recent international summit, says Akie Abe can’t muster even a “hello” in English. In fact, she can handle a basic conversation in English, according to two...